I recently visited my bestie and her new dog. What I found out while I was there was that her veterinarian told her that she had a five-star pup. I thought that was great and decided to chat with this five-star dog by the name of Mousse to unveil what makes him so great.
“Hi, my name is Mousse and I was recently told I was a five-star puppy by my doctor. This made me very happy, and I’d like to share a few tips with you as to what makes me this way!
First off, I lost all of my baby teeth, which is super great because I didn’t need to get any pulled. I was lucky that my adult ones have come in properly — nice and straight too! Although I’m tall and long, I’m still at a very healthy weight: Doc said he could feel my ribs along with the proper amount of fat covering them. I also have a very shiny, healthy coat! The doctor told my mom that she feeds me high-quality dog food which helps my overall nutrition and includes the essential fatty acids that helps my coat stay shiny. Have your mom talk to your doctor to recommend some good foods.
I know my boundaries because my family has done a really good job training me, including teaching me how to ring bells on the door when I need to go outside, how to sit, to play with my toys instead of chew on my people and to kennel up when it’s time for everyone to go to work and school for the day. It makes me happy and I feel smart because I really love to play with my family and it’s so much better for everyone when I’m on my best behavior.”
All of this is very important: After all, you want your puppy to be happy and healthy too. Remember to look for quality dog food, get your dog all their shots and monthly heartworm and flea medications and, of course, be sure to set aside time to train your dog!
Jill Bailey is the Media Specialist at M3 Group by day, by night she is helping train dogs for Canine Coaches! Having a life-long love of dogs, Jill decided to get her training certification in 2012. Visit caninecoaches.com for more information.